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Liber Chronicarum
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Liber Chronicarum (Book of Chronicles)
Hartmann Schedel (1440–1514)
Illustrated by Michael wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff
Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1493
Gift of the Burndy Library

The Nuremberg Chronicle included more pictures than any book printed before 1500. Intended more for the general reader than for scholars, it was published in Latin and German editions. It featured some 1800 wood block portraits, town views, and other illustrations, including both realistic and generic scenes. Some were detailed views that represented actual subjects, while others were speculative or imaginary. Most readers accepted the practice of using both symbolic and realistic forms of illustration.

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Illustrated London News
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The Illustrated London News

London: The Illustrated London News & Sketch Ltd., 1842 Volume: August 7, 1858

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Le tour du monde: nouveau journal des voyages
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Le tour du monde: nouveau journal des voyages (The World Tour: A New Journal of Travels)
Édouard Charton, ed.
Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1860–1914

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National Geographic Magazine
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The National Geographic Magazine

Washington, D.C.: The National Geographic Society, 1913 Volume: V. 24(1913) pp1186-7

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World Geo-graphic Atlas: A Composite of Man's Environment
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World Geo-graphic Atlas: A Composite of Man's Environment
Herbert Bayer (1900-1985)
Chicago: Privately printed for Container Corporation of America, 1953

This atlas uses an innovative graphic approach to present information, including the use of maps, pictorial statistics, and line drawings overlaid on the text.

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